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BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The photo above was taken by turkey hunters in Monroe County during turkey season this year and was posted on face book. The words the photo brings to mind are short. My brother, Caveman, said, “When I see this photo, I see a pair of boots and…

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Wreck claims one on July 4

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A single-vehicle crash at approximately 8:55 p.m. on July 4, 2020, claimed the life of a Butler County man, according to Sgt. Drew Brooks who is Troy Post Commander of Troop B Highway Patrol. A press release by Brooks stated, “Cleveon Walker, 52, of McKenzie, was killed when…

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Fourth of July celebrated

As we remembered the foundation of the United States of America and celebrated its birth this Fourth of July, still amidst the effects caused by the coronavirus, there were patriotic yard and window displays, and flags flying from front porches and lining the streets giving that true sense of what it means to be an…

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The Standards brings home 11 awards

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The 2019 winners for the Alabama Press Association (APA) Awards contest were announced on Friday, 26. The Greenville Standard received 11 awards in the advertising and editorial contests. The Standard competes in Division D of the APA, which is non-daily newspapers (publishing less than 3 days/week) with a…

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Happy Fourth of July

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn…

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Achiever Award announced

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Thursday, June 25, the long awaited announcement of Achiever Award recipients occurred at the Greenville-Butler County Library Pavilion. It was the 23rd year for the Achiever Award Program, which is jointly sponsored by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville YMCA. This year there were…

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IN PRAISE OF OUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

The WELL BEING By DananWhiddon   The pandemic has changed the way we see so many things. Just a few of the things we’ve come to appreciate more every day are the hard work and dedication of our local health care providers as well as the dangers they face on a daily basis. Our local…

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Poison Control Calls spiking

By Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C, Department Chair and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of South Alabama   National Safety Month reminds parents to take home safety seriously. National Safety Month takes on new importance this year while families are homebound indefinitely due to COVID-19. After weeks of stay at…

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14th annual cook-off announced

It is once again the time of year when the Butler County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosts its annual cook-off. This is the 14th annual heritage cook-off for Butler County. Dixie Black, BCFFWLC Chair is calling all cooks, male or female, 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. The main requirement…

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There’s a new headmaster at FDA

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   David Sikes has been hired to become the new headmaster at Fort Dale Academy (FDA). He replaces Kurt Page who served for one year in that position. Sikes was offered the position last week by the FDA Board of Trustees and he accepted. Sikes said it was a…

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